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  • The Khotanese Sudhan?vad?naby Matteo de Chiara

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 48.56

    The <i>Sudhanavadana</i> is a 10th-century poem written in Khotanese, a Middle Iranian Language spoken in Central Asia and used to compile Buddhist works. The agreeable tale relates a previous life of Buddha: that of prince Sudhana and his wife, the fairy princess Manohara. At the core of the work is Sudhana?s journey in search of his lost... more...

  • Der Buddhismus in Süd- und Südostasienby Heinz Bechert; Ernst Steinkellner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 35.21

    Der Buddhismus hat sich im Laufe seiner langen Geschichte über den größten Teil von Süd-, Südost-, Zentral- und Ostasien ausgebreitet und ist bis heute in vielen Ländern Asiens die bedeutendste Religion geblieben. In dieser Vielfalt von Kulturen hat sich der Buddhismus dank seiner großen Anpassungsfähigkeit entwickeln und erhalten können. So sucht... more...

  • Buddhist Monastic Lifeby Mohan Wijayaratna; Claude Grangier; Steven Collins; Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    This 1991 book describes the ideal way of life prescribed for Buddhist monks and nuns in the Pali texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism. more...

  • Buddhism For Dummiesby Jonathan Landaw; Stephan Bodian; ; Gudrun hnemann

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99

    Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For... more...

  • Why Buddhism?by Vicki Mackenzie

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 24.50

    A series of in-depth accounts exploring the lives and spiritual journeys of fifteen western Buddhists - from the famous to the ordinary. Why Buddhism? is a series of interviews through which Vicki McKenzie (author of Cave in the Snow ) explores the reason for Buddhism's growing appeal in western society. more...

  • Buddhism in World Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change. more...

  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    This overview and evaluation of Buddhist thought and practice examines concepts from a Christian perspective. It focuses on Buddhist ideas of holiness and how they compare to similar values in Christianity. more...

  • The Dhammapadaby John Ross Carter; Mahinda Palihawadana

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 48.99

    An English translation of the most popular text in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. The book includes a translation (with transliteration) of the Pali commentary on the verses, as well as the translators' own notes and commentary. more...

  • Dreaming the Great Brahminby Kurtis R. Schaeffer

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    Explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. This book offers a comprehensive cultural and literary history of the well-known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, known as the Great Brahmin. more...

  • The New Buddhismby James William Coleman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    This work looks at the evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After recounting the spread of Buddhism in the East, James Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by Western teachers, and finds that they have borrowed from different traditions that never intersect in their original context. more...